If you are a lover of Nigerian music, then you must have heard of Tiwa Savage. Tiwa Savage is the most celebrated Nigerian female artist and one of the few female artists that are still making headway in the Nigerian music industry.
Tiwa Savage was able to break into a music industry heavily dominated by men against all odds and all the discouragement from notable individuals in the industry. Today, she ranks higher than many Nigerian male artistes, rated among the top 20 richest musicians in Nigeria and is also considered a role model by her fans and other established and upcoming female artists.
How Old Is Tiwa Savage?
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun also known as Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian actress, singer, and songwriter. She was born on 5 February 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria but originates from Isale Eko, Lagos Island, Lagos State. From the date of birth you should be able to calculate Tiwa Savage’s age.
Tiwa Savage’s Early Life And Education
Tiwa Savage is one of the few Nigerian artists that are born with a silver spoon and experienced a life of luxury before making it big in the music industry. Although she was born in Ikeja, her family relocated to London where she completed her high school and university education.
Tiwa Savage showed interest in music at an early age and was a trombone player for her school’s orchestra band. She later got a degree in Business administration from the University of Kent. However, her choice of career didn’t stop her from taking full interest in music.
Some years later, she enrolled at Berklee College of Music and got a degree in professional music.
Savage had once stated that her business background was what attributed to her success in the Nigerian music industry as it helped her fully understand its scope.
Tiwa Savage: Music Career
Tiwa Savage’s music career had begun while she was in Europe and even before she got a professional degree in music. At the age of 16, she was already providing backup vocals for notable musicians in London. Among the list of notable musicians, she has lend vocals are Chaka Khan, George Michael, Blu Cantrell, Kelly Clarkson, amongst others.
Before her journey in the Nigeria music industry began, she had performed on stage with several established musicians like The Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Robbie Williams, Eminem and Destiny’s Child.
Tiwa Savage was also involved in songwriting deals for various artists and became the first African female artist to be associated with the Pepsi brand.
Tiwa Savage’s climb to success in the Nigerian music industry began in 2010 with the release of the single “Kele Kele Love” from her debut studio album.
This was after she has received a lot of ridicule and hostility from people who believed she could never make it in the male-dominated industry. However, her debut single found its way to the top of several Nigerian music charts upon its release.
Tiwa Savage went ahead to release her debut studio album “Once Upon a Time” in 2013 which had singles like “Kele Kele Love” and Eminado. Savage released her second studio album “R.E.D” in 2015. The album had four singles with one of them “My Darlin” topping various charts in Nigeria.
Tiwa Savage sings in both English and Yoruba.
Tiwa Savage Albums Till Date
Tiwa Savage has only three studio albums under her name. One of such albums is her debut studio album “Once Upon a Time” which was released in 2013. Savage released her second studio album in 2015, the album was named “R.E.D”. She has a third studio album titled “Sugarcane” which was released in 2017.
Tiwa Savage Record Label
Tiwa Savage once co-owned a record label “323 Entertainment record label” with her former manager and husband Tunji Balugon (“Tee Billz).
Savage later signed a recording deal with Don Jazzy-owned Mavin Records in 2012. She is still signed to the label till date. However, she signed a publishing and management deal with Roc Nation in 2016.
Tiwa Savage is one of the main characters in the Mavin group and the top female character of the group. However, the group has faced hard times as many acts have left the group and the record label.
Tiwa Savage Personal Life and Marriage
Married to her former manager Tunji Balugon one could say that Tiwa Savage got her happily ever. The couple tied the knot in 2013, however, their white wedding was held in April 2014. The marriage was blessed with a son Jamil Balogun in July 2015. Barely a year later, Balogun accused his wife of infidelity which steered a controversy on social media. Tiwa Savage addressed the rumors in an interview and presented accusations of her own. She also said she considered the marriage to Balogun over. However, they are not yet divorced and still considered married.
Tiwa Savage House
2017 was a year of blessings for the female artist as she got the chance to own a house in one of the prestigious locations in Nigeria.
Tiwa Savage revealed on Instagram that she has been able to acquire a mansion in Lagos and posted pictures of the exterior of the mansion. The mansion is located at Ikate Elegushi, Lekki, Lagos. Based on the location, it is easy to conclude that the mansion would be worth millions as the Lekki area is known to have the most expensive luxury homes in Nigeria.
The house is said to be worth about N60 million, however, some sources say that it would be worth even more and placed its value at N75 million. While we can’t be sure about the exact cost of the mansion as Savage withheld such information, we can only speculate and conclude that the mansion is really expensive.
According to the staff taking care of the mansion, paparazzi are not allowed to visit as Savage values her privacy. However, her fellow celebrities are allowed to visit her.
Tiwa Savage Cars
Like every other Nigerian celebrity, Tiwa Savage has a thing for luxurious rides. However, it seems she does not indulge in the tradition of showing off your assets on social media as very little is known about the number of cars she has in her fleet. We can only confirm that has a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV and a Red Volkswagen EOS Convertible in her fleet of cars
Tiwa Savage Earnings Per Show
Tiwa Savage is one of the biggest acts and the most popular female artist in the Nigerian music industry. That said, you should expect her charges for performances to be in the millions. Savage has been ranked among the top 10 highest paid Nigerian musicians several times due to the high fees she charges per show.
Tiwa Savage’s net worth is an accumulation what she charges per show. The number one female Nigerian singer charges about 3 million per show, however, this charge would go higher depending on the type of show and amount of time she is expected to perform.
Her Endorsement Deals
Tiwa Savage is one of the most celebrated artists in the Nigerian music industry and her fame and influence have been able to land her several endorsements deals with high-profile companies.
Savage first signed a 2-year endorsement deal with MTN in 2013 which was worth about 30 million. The deal saw her become one of the richest female musicians in the Nigerian music industry. The following year she was able to bag another endorsement deal from Nestle Nigeria Plc. 2015 was a year of double blessings for her as she bagged endorsement deals from Konga and Pepsi.
Tiwa Savage Net Worth (2022) – $12Million
Tiwa Savage has been able to accumulate her wealth through endorsement deals, songwriting deals, studio albums sales, show performances and various other business ventures that are undisclosed to the public.
In 2021 Tiwa Savage’s net worth is estimated to be around $12 million which is about N3.6 billion when converted to the Nigerian Naira based on the current conversion rate.
Tiwa Savage’s Awards
Best African Act (MTV Europe Music Awards 2018)
Best Collabo Song (COSON Song Awards 2015)
Best Reggae/Dancehall Single (The Headies 2014)
Most Gifted Female (Channel O Music Video 2014)
Artist of the Year (Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2014 “Female Category”)
Best Album of the Year (Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2014)
Best Female West Africa (African Muzik Magazine Awards 2014)
Best Female (MTV Africa Music Awards 2014)
Best Highlife (Nigeria Music Video Awards, NMVA 2013)
Female Best Vocal Performance (The Headies 2012)
Most Gifted R&B Music Video of the Year (Channel O Music Video Awards 2011)
Musician of the Year (City People Entertainment Awards 2011 “Female Category”)
Most Stylish Female Artist (FAB Magazine Awards 2011)
Most Promising Act (Dynamix All Youth Awards 2011)
Tiwa Savage was once one of the promising acts in the Nigerian music industry. This was at a time when she was just making a name for herself in the industry. Today, she is one of the most influential and richest female artists in the music industry.
She was once told she would never reach the ranks of Tuface and Wizkid who were at a time the main figures of Nigerian music, she now represents Nigerian music not only in Nigeria but also Africa, Europe, America and other continents of the world.